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Last Updated: Monday, 27 March 2006, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK
Student dies on college dive trip
A post-mortem examination is taking place after the death of a student nurse on a scuba diving exercise off the south Devon coast.

Carrina Beer, 23, was with fellow students from London's King's College doing a training dive 200m (220yds) off Breakwater Beach at Brixham.

She was given first aid at the beach on Saturday afternoon and taken to Torbay Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Her next of kin have been told and the coroner has been informed.

'Tragic accident'

The diving trip had been organised by King's College students' union.

A spokesman for the college said: "Carrina Beer, a second-year nursing student at King's College London, tragically lost her life whilst undertaking a scuba diving session in Devon.

"It is understood that Ms Beer was an experienced diver and this was a tragic accident."

The college said other students on the trip were receiving counselling.

Police are investigating what happened during the dive.

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